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Families will need to wait a bit longer to find out how much learning has been lost at their child's school during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the numbers, when they finally come out, will … more
Washington marijuana users won’t face losing their job over a positive drug test if a proposal under consideration in the state Legislature wins approval. SB 5517 would update the Washington … more
Washington state last year saw 1,300 complaints from consumers who said they noticed at-home coronavirus tests being sold at prices at nearly triple what they cost in a local pharmacy, according to … more
Despite the repetitive nature of things being "unprecedented" for hospitals and the health care system during a nearly two-year long pandemic, many hospital and health care administrators statewide … more
OLYMPIA — Lawmakers will consider multiple proposals this session to restrict access to guns in Washington. A Senate committee on Monday heard proposals involving gun rights, including one … more
The financial responsibility for an oil spill will fall on those who own the facilities and vessels that produce and transport oil under proposed House Bill 1691. “The goal is to minimize … more
For a large portion of Washingtonians, the use of cosmetic products is a part of their everyday routine, but some of those same household products often contain harmful chemicals that cause a variety … more
OLYMPIA — A House panel has voted to delay the long-term care tax until 2023. On a 31-2 vote, a House committee approved a bill Thursday to delay the implementation of the tax. On a 23-10 … more
OLYMPIA — The Legislature must act this session on climate change, housing and transportation, Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday. In his annual State of the State address, Inslee again pushed the … more
An effort by state regulators to rein in sale of intoxicating cannabis that can be produced with materials outside their authority has some major business interests crying foul. The Washington … more
A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife employee has been accused of poaching. The Ferry County prosecutor accused Brock Hoenes, the director for WDFW's north-central region, with unlawful … more
OLYMPIA — The Washington Legislature will open its 2022 session Monday. It will be mostly virtual — the second year the COVID-19 pandemic has forced lawmakers to convene behind their … more
OLYMPIA — Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and Washington is still in a state of emergency — though most restrictions have eased — and Gov. Jay Inslee intends to keep it … more
OLYMPIA — One year after rioters attacked the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and breached the gate at the governor's mansion in Olympia, Gov. Jay Inslee wants to make spreading election … more
WASHINGTON — A year after supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol and clashed with police in a deadly attempt to overturn an election, Northwest lawmakers reflect a … more
Booster doses for 12 to 15 year-olds will likely be approved by two federal agencies by the end of the week. The Food and Drug Administration recommended that kids and teens in this age group … more
OLYMPIA — For the second year in a row, the Washington Legislature will be mostly virtual. As the number of COVID-19 cases spikes across the state, the state House and Senate have both … more
In the early morning on Friday, 12 elk were freezing to death in the Kettle River south of Barstow, in Ferry County. Six of the animals didn't survive the day. But the other six did, thanks to … more
After a two-year hiatus due to pandemic restrictions, Cascade Bicycle Club has announced a full calendar of 2022 events and rides, including the return of Seattle to Portland. The 206-mile Seattle … more
OLYMPIA — A new year sometimes means new laws go into effect in Washington, and this one will include changes to taxes, school names and the way you order takeout. Most laws go into effect … more
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